My Top 10 National Park Hikes (6 miles or less)
I enjoyed making blog posts about my top ten National Parks, so I decided to make a list of my top ten National Park Hikes. I quickly encountered a problem. There were too many hikes to choose from. So, I decided I can make two lists. I’m starting with my top 10 shorter hikes. Eventually I’ll make a list of my favorite longer National Park hikes. I decided to make 6 miles the cutoff. So the list I am starting now will be of my favorite hikes of 6 miles or less. I love National Parks and I like making lists, so this is fun for me. I hope you enjoy, too. Let me know if you agree with me, want to add other hikes, or want to try some of these out.
My list so far…
10. Cleetwood Cove – Crater Lake National Park
9. Avalanche Peak – Yellowstone National Park
8. Shoshone Lake – Yellowstone National Park
7. Hall of Mosses
Location: Inside the Hoh Rain Forest within Olympic National Park, Northwest Washington.
Distance: It is a short .8 mile loop.
Elevation change: About 100 feet.
Difficulty: On my totally subjective scale from a 1-10 (10 being the hardest) I would give it a 1. This is a very short and easy trail that anyone should be able to enjoy.
Brief Description: This “hike” gives you a brief introduction to the Hoh Rainforest. It is a short, easy loop that attacks the senses.
Highlight of the hike: Green, green everywhere. I have never seen so much green or so many shades of it. Ferns cover most of the ground beside the trail and moss hangs from the trees. Being amidst the lively greens of the rainforest is an incredible experience.
Tips: Just do it. This is so short and easy, you have no excuse to skip it. Take your time if you can, so you can really examine your surroundings. Also, either go early or late. This is a very popular trail. If you avoid the middle of the day it shouldn’t be as crowded.
For more details on the hike and my personal experience CLICK HERE to read my blog post about it.